Latest Minecraft Dungeons dev diary dives deep into the 'Echoing Void' DLC and free update

Minecraft Dungeons Echoing Void Dlc Screenshot
Minecraft Dungeons Echoing Void Dlc Screenshot (Image credit: Mojang Studios)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft Dungeons is an action RPG from the creators of Minecraft, Mojang Studios.
  • The game is gearing up to release its final DLC expansion for its current storyline, Echoing Void.
  • Echoing Void will include loads of new content, and be accompanied by a massive free update for all players.
  • Today, Mojang Studios has shared a new dev diary to discuss some of the details of Echoing Void.

Next week, Minecraft Dungeons will close the door on its first major chapter with the Echoing Void DLC, which finally concludes the story that began with the Arch-Illager and the terrifying Orb of Dominance. Today, Mojang Studios is giving players a sneak peek at what's to come in Echoing Void with the latest Minecraft Dungeons dev diary, which you can watch below.

The dev diary goes over all the biggest features to come in Echoing Void, which takes Minecraft Dungeons to The End, and it highlights exactly how this exciting finale intends to set itself apart from previous expansions. Echoing Void will be less linear than anything that has come before, with players being required to complete tasks in certain orders and discover the best ways to progress to the next area. There are three levels in Echoing Void, including Stronghold, End Wilds, and Broken Citadel.

We now know that The End is expanding into the Overworld, and it's up to players to discover why and put an end to the invasion. The entire time, players will be stalked by the most powerful opponent we've seen yet: the horrible Vengeful Heart of Ender, which makes a return in a seemingly new and even more frightening fashion.

Beyond The End, Minecraft Dungeons will benefit from a major free update launching alongside Echoing Void as well, which will provide new foes to face in Ancient Hunts and a brand-new secret level to discover known as Gauntlet of Gales. The Gauntlet will be filled with a variety of puzzles and obstacles, and can reward players with a myriad of gear and artifacts, including from the Howling Peaks DLC.

Echoing Void officially releases for Minecraft Dungeons on July 28, 2021, and will be available on every platform Minecraft Dungeons is on. You can gain access to Echoing Void either by purchasing the Minecraft Dungeons Season Pass, grabbing Echoing Void by itself, or playing with a friend who owns Echoing Void. Mojang will also release Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition on July 28, which will include the base game and all current expansions for one affordable price.

All players will be able to access the free update when it releases alongside Echoing Void. Minecraft Dungeons is already one of the best Xbox games, and it keeps getting better with new content updates and features.

While Echoing Void does mark the end of an era, there's apparently much more to come for Minecraft Dungeons in the future.

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